Lola (being_lola_star) wrote in little_details,
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American Thanksgiving

I've just realized that my Canadian was showing when I was writing.

The character is an American (specifically Georgia) university student home for Thanksgiving and then I realize just how different Canadian Thanksgiving might be from how American's celebrate it. I think it's mostly the Thursday thing that's confusing me seeing as ours is not only celebrated in October but the day itself is a Monday.


My questions:

1. When would a student get off for the holiday? Are different schools different? If so do they very much? What days would someone working a 9-5 job have off (for the characters family)?

2. When would family arrive/when is the Thanksgiving meal typically eaten?

3. What would be a typical travel schedule for family visiting from out of town? Do they travel on Thursday and stay until Sunday or is Thanksgiving over on Thursday?

Any other information about possible differences or traditional celebrations would be great! Thanks in advance :)

Tags: usa (misc), usa: food and drink, ~holidays, ~travel (misc)
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